Psychologist John Gottman has been researching relationships for more than four decades, and in recent years the popular media have taken notice of his findings. Accounts of his work have often emphasized the four “horsemen” in communication patterns that signal trouble for marriages: criticism, defensiveness, stonewalling, and contempt. But we sometimes lose sight of the [...]
Hal Movius appears on Vancouver radio recently to discuss confidence in the workplace.
Time for Some Negotiation Theory – How the Democrats Can Play Hardball with Trump’s Supreme Court Nominee | Slate Magazine | Hal Movius
Slate Magazine asks Hal Movius for his insights into the latest conflicts and negotiations in Washington
Hal Movius' article about workplace confrontation in Fast Company Magazine shows with a little resolve and a willingness to wade into conflict rather than shrink from it, you can actually build more collaborative partnerships than you'd otherwise think.
Ethics is a hot topic these days, and (sadly) for good reason. There is little sign that greater emphasis on ethics and compliance has led tobetter behavior, at least judging from recent headlines. Ethicalsystems.org is an inspiring organization that is trying to understand how to foster more effective ways to promote ethical reasoning and action. [...]
Quick - would you rather: Be stuck overnight in an airport with no place to sleep? Raise an issue with a friend when it might lead to a fight or argument? Argue with a roommate?
Do you practice mindfulness? Here’s an interesting piece questioning the evidence that it is effective. On the other hand, this interesting counter piece argues that mindfulness can and should be a prelude to action. Here’s how I think about it: mindfulness is an emotion-focused coping strategy (one that tries to help us escape or modify [...]
I was struck as I read “How People Learn to Be Resilient” by Maria Konnikova in the New Yorker. “Frame adversity as a challenge, and you become more flexible and able to deal with it, move on, learn from it, and grow. Focus on it, frame it as a threat, and a potentially traumatic event becomes [...]
Four Steps for Changing Negotiation Practices in Your Organization | Harvard Program on Negotiation Newsletter | Hal Movius & Larry Susskind
The Harvard Program on Negotiation's newsletter reprises the key themes from Hal Movius & Larry Susskind's seminal work, Built to Win
Much will be written about the 2016 Presidential election. Its outcome signaled a realignment in political coalitions but also reflected an increasingly balkanized information environment, with people reading and watching sources that reinforced their beliefs and emotions. For some people in America – at least half, if the polls are right – the morning of 11/9 [...]